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St. Angela School 6 - Study Guide pt 1 Solar System Ch 2

Science Study Guide Ch 2 questions 1-16
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planet
A ________ orbits the Sun, is massive enough to be nearly spherical in shape, and has no other large objects in its orbital path.
rotate
All eight planets ________ in the same direction.
faster
The closer a planet is to the Sun, the _______ it revolves.
Dwarf planet
________ orbit the Sun and are nearly spherical in shape, but they share their orbital paths with other objects of similar size.
moon
A ___________ is a natural satellite that orbits an object other than a star.
Astroids
_______ are small, rocky objects that orbit an object the sun.
jupiter & mars
Most know asteroids are in the asteroid belt located between the orbits of ______________.
Comet
_________ are small, rocky, icy objects that orbit the Sun.
Meteroids
________ are small, rocky particles that move through space.
meteor
When a meteoroid enters Earth's atmosphere, it produces a streak of light called a _______.
meteorite
A meteoroid becomes a _______ only if it impacts Earth.
rocky
The four inner planets are also called the _____ planets.
gas giants
The four outer planets are often called the ______.
reflects
The moon seems to shine because it _______ light from the Sun.
moon
The ________ has no wind, water, or plate tectonics.
maria
Large, flat dark areas on the moon are called________.